Cover Crops

Tip for Vegetable Gardeners
Take a minute to plant a cover crop in your vegetable garden plots now and reap the benefits next spring!  Cover crops help retain water, improve the soil, suppress weeds and add nitrogen to the soil. You can plant cover crops from mid-August until late September.  If you have vegetable crops still growing in some beds, plant your cover crop seeds between your rows. In the spring, you can turn the plants under to add organic matter to the soil. Take a look at this link for several good cover crop options, http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1848.html

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